The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was truly where it all came together for the pool and spa industry. Council meetings, seminars, training and parties took center stage as members mingled, conducted business and renewed acquaintances. Award winners were celebrated and recognized by their peers, leaving us all with a great reminder of what is good and honorable in our industry.


Awards Ceremony

Left to Right: Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Sherrie Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Tim Rogers, BioLab; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management Consultants



Left to Right: Drew Schaarschmidt, Courtney Schaarschmidt, and Jeff Hunt, from Cox Pools.




Left to Right: Rich Gottwald, APSP; Rich Garbee, GLI Pool Products



Left to Right: Kristin Woiteshek, Nordic Hot Tubs; Maurizio Vozza, Nordic Hot Tubs; Scott Hunsaker, Councilman/Hunsaker & Associates



Left to Right: Kathleen Carlson, Aqua Quip; Denise Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place



Left to Right: Dr. William A. Kent, Team Horner; Jack Manilla, Portofino Pools




Left to Right: Seth Ewing and Kenya Thomas, APSP



Left to Right: Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor



Chapter Forum

Brett Abbott, Pool Builder Marketing (At Dry Erase Board); Lawrence Caniglia, Northeast Spa & Pool Association (Behind Brett in the blue shirt); Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care, Inc (Directly behind Brett)



Plastering Standard

Jon Dongell, Pebble Technology International Presentation: APSP-12 Plastering Standard "A Standard Above"



IHTA Meeting

Foreground, Left to Right: Jatinder "JT" Sidhu, Coast Spas; Nathan Coelho, Master Spas



WAVE event

Left to Right: Troy McGinty, Hayward Industries, Inc. Crystal Lengua, SMP Specialty Metal Products



Left to Right: Eddie Rossi, DesRochers Backyard Pool Co. Joe DeFuria, Bioguard



Left to Right: Cristian Martinez, guest of Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Dulce Garcia and Josh Fisher, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor Josh Herrington, Absolute Pool & Spa Care